WikiLeaks: Israel vowed to limit Gaza economy

Blockade to keep Gaza ‘functioning at lowest level possible’ without humanitarian crisis, cables say‬‬.

The Israeli navy is used to keep Hamas within some clear limits.

Israel told US officials in 2008 it would keep Gaza’s economy “on the brink of collapse” while avoiding a humanitarian crisis, according to US diplomatic cables published by a Norwegian daily on Wednesday.

Three cables cited by the Aftenposten newspaper, which has said it has all 250,000 US cables leaked to WikiLeaks, showed that Israel kept the US embassy in Tel Aviv briefed on its internationally criticized blockade of the Gaza Strip.

“As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to (US embassy economic officers) on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge,” one of the cables read.


My comment:

Israel trying to help the Gazans to get rid of the Hamas regime, is fully human.

Not to remove the Hamas-regime, will be inhuman. That is exactly what the US, EU and the United Nations are doing.

The Israeli strategy of limiting the goods into Gaza, is a much better option than removing the Hamas leadership with military force. Israel can do that any day, but the loss of life will be in tens of thousands.

The people in Gaza, has to be told, that a Hamas free Gaza will be a much better place. As long as Hamas in in control, their pain and agony will, and must continue.

Written by Ivar

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